CIOB Novus

Bright Futures Student Challenge 2018

7 February 2018 | 17:00 - 21:00

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About the event

Are you looking for a fun and challenging experience, with the chance to network with top industry professionals and other students from around London, Southern, and Eastern regions?

Do you have friends, colleagues or peers that you could use to form a team of up to four people? Then why not sign up for the 2018 Bright Futures Student Challenge?

The Bright Futures Student Challenge is an annual event , that gives students, like you, the opportunity to excel and stand out in the crowd. Your local Novus group is looking for teams of built environment students to take part in the annual Bright Futures Student Challenge heats … are you ready for the battle?

Novus, the CIOB’s group for students, young professionals and industry newcomers, is inviting teams of two to four student members to represent their university or college in a two part competition. The first round of heats will be held in local Hubs across Eastern, London, and Southern England. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, practical skills, industry knowledge, team-working ability, and passion for the industry. The winning team will receive individual certificates, a team trophy, prizes, and the chance to compete in the Final on 28 February. 

Event Locations - Regional Heats

There will be several heats all taking place on 7 February across the Eastern, London and Southern regions. Choose the location that works for you, and register your team.

  • London, Dorking, Oxford and Reading:  University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, London, NW1 5LS
  • Ipswich and Chelmsford:  Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ
  • Maidstone: MidKent College, Maidstone Campus, ME16 8AQ
  • Southampton: Southampton Solent University, SO14 0YN

The Final

In the Final, each of the winning teams from the regional heats will compete to be crowned “Novus Bright Futures Champions 2018”. This part of the competition will take place on a construction site in London, and offers an amazing opportunity to win further recognition for outstanding individuals to help kick start those careers!

The Challenge Final will take place on 28 February 2018 in London on an active building site. The top teams from the regional heats, will compete for the chance to be crowned Bright Futures Student Challenge Winner 2018. 


Regional prizes may vary slightly from region to region, but will include vouchers for the top team and one outstanding student, trophies, and certificates. Prizes may also include work placement opportunities.

Final prizes will include vouchers to the winning team, work placement opportunities, trophies, and certificates.


To register your team use the button at the top of the page, or you can email your Hub contact directly (see below). Teams can have a minimum of two members and a maximum of four. You will need the following information to register:

  • Team name
  • Team captain's name, email address, mobile number, and CIOB membership number
  • University or college name
  • Additional team member name(s), email address(es), and CIOB membership number(s) (if they are currently members)


London, Dorking, Oxford, and Reading:
Brooke Grange
Member Services and Events Coordinator
+44 (0) 1344 630 860 

Ipswich and Chelmsford
Chia Oh
Member Services and Events Coordinator
+44 (0) 1344 630 840

Beverley Lawrence
Member Services and Events Coordinator
+44 (0) 1344 630 861

Caroline Benjamin
Member Services and Events Coordinator
+44 (0) 1344 630 864

Event fees

This event is free for CIOB student members.


Contact details

Brooke Grange
Member Services and Events Coordinator
+44 (0) 1344 630 860 


1 Arlington Square
Downshire Way
RG12 1WA
tel: +44 (0) 1344 630700
fax: +44 (0) 1344 306430
Registered Charity No. (England and Wales) 280795 - (Scotland) SC041725
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